WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Battle of the Great Blue Herons

Thanks to Laurence Shaw for this series of photos from Alki during low tide earlier this week.

He says, “I was lucky enough to witness a pair of Great Blue Herons battling over a spot of lunch near the 1300 block of Alki Ave SW.”

“Happy to report that the bird who made the catch ultimately held on to its prize.”

14 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Battle of the Great Blue Herons"

  • Trileigh May 27, 2020 (8:18 pm)

    Awesome photos, Laurence! Wow. Thanks for sharing.

  • Onion May 27, 2020 (8:41 pm)

    Great photos, Laurence. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  • Yma May 27, 2020 (8:57 pm)

    Amazing! Thank you. We had one fly over just the other day- upper Gatewood.

  • Barb May 27, 2020 (9:54 pm)

    Unbelievable pictures.

  • Lin May 27, 2020 (10:42 pm)

    The pictures look amazing!

  • AR May 28, 2020 (6:37 am)

    Thank you for posting.  Amazing shot.

  • FedUp May 28, 2020 (7:37 am)

    Amazing photos, Great catch. 

  • emcat8 May 28, 2020 (11:48 am)


  • Jeremiah May 28, 2020 (12:29 pm)

    These are excellent. Laurence, do you have a website?

  • Laurence May 28, 2020 (1:08 pm)

    Thanks, Jeremiah – and thanks to all for the supportive comments!
    I don’t have a website yet, but I’m working on it.
    I do have an Instagram account – shawfinder2019 – if you’d like to follow me there. :)
    Enjoy the day,Larry

  • MikeRussellFoto May 28, 2020 (5:02 pm)

    Great series, Laurence. That first one, though…wow, that is spectacular. As others said, thanks for sharing!

  • D May 28, 2020 (5:11 pm)


  • Sfraley May 29, 2020 (2:44 am)

    Phenomenal shots! If you’re able to travel a short distance you should consider taking your camera to Marymoor Park in Redmond. There is a 20(ish) nest herony where the dog park meets Sammamish River, and Belted Kingfishers nest in the river bank walls in the area as well. Also, if this is the Laurence I suspect it is, I have a painting to show you! Thanks again :)

  • Kathy May 29, 2020 (9:53 am)

    Fabulous photos!  Thank you for sharing.

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